The Kelly Cares Foundation presents the Game Day Chase, which will be held on September 14th at 8:00 AM, the morning of the New Mexico vs. Notre Dame football game.

The 5K Run & 5K Family Walk is designed to get runners ready to cheer on their team with themed miles, football flair, and a special end zone section at the finish line. The race will start and finish at Eddy St. Commons across from Notre Dame campus and a variety of the shops will be participating in the race.

Overall female & male and Masters female & male awards will be given out as well as other door prizes and goodies. So lace up those shoes, put on your team gear, and start your celebration at the Game Day Chase! All proceeds benefit the Kelly Cares Foundation. Thank you to our Presenting Sponsor, Harper Cancer Research Institute.

University/College Students: When you register don't forget to list your dorm so you can participate in the 2019 Game Day Chase Dorm Challenge and receive $10 OFF your race registration! Win a Pizza Party with Coach Brian and Paqui Kelly for your dorm (sponsored by Papa Johns)! The dorm with the highest number of participants by percentage will win. 

Discount includes Notre Dame, St. Mary's Holy Cross, Bethel, IUSB, and other university students 

Please see PARTICIPANT INFORMATION for important information regarding race shirts, packet pick up, on-site registration, awards, special pricing and more! 

Race shirts are only guaranteed to the first 800 preregistered runners.There will be a limited number of shirts in children's sizes. 


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The Game Day Chase 5K Run & 5K Family Walk in South Bend is presented by the Kelly Cares Foundation. 

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1251 N. Eddy Street, Suite 200, South Bend, Indiana 46617